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CfP: 5th International Graduate Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies

5th International Graduate Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies Dates: 16-19 October 2023 Deadline:  31 Oct 2022 Keynotes: Wendy Lower, John K. Roth Professor of History George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University will host the Fifth International Graduate Students’ Conference on Holocaust and…

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CfP and Workshop: Familiar Perpetrators

Familiar Perpetrators: On the Intimacy of Evil in Contemporary American Literature and Popular Culture Deadline for proposals: July 10, 2022. (If you are interested in submitting a proposal but need an extension, please e-mail the organizers). The workshop will take place on September 30, 2022. This workshop explores what happens when perpetrators become familiar figures, either…

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CfP: Reflections on Researching Perpetrators of Genocide

Special Issue of JPR: Journal of Perpetrator Research Deadline for abstracts: July 31, 2022 Editors: Kjell Anderson (University of Manitoba) & Erin Jessee (University of Glasgow) There is a burgeoning literature on perpetrators of mass atrocities in the social sciences, humanities, and law. Yet, little of this research addresses the methodological challenges of doing research on…

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Launch your book with the New Books in Perpetrators Studies Series

We are delighted to announce that the New Books in Perpetrator Studies Series will continue also next academic year. We invite authors with new and forthcoming books on perpetrators and perpetration of genocide and mass violence to contact us about a possible date for a book launch. The New Books in Perpetrator Studies series introduces recent publications…

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PSN Book Launch Recording Now Available

Watch the discussion of Deana Heath’s monograph Colonial Terror: Torture and State Violence in Colonial India (Oxford UP, 2021). The respondents were Mayur Suresh, Senior Lecturer in Law at SOAS, and Radha Kumar, Associate Professor in History at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. The discussion was moderated by Nandini Chatterjee, professor…

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Ugly History: Cambodian Genocide – Timothy Williams

In this newly published TED-Ed video collaboration, Timothy Williams relays the violent history of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, perpetrating genocide that killed a quarter of the country’s population. Tracing the brutal legacy of the Communist Party of Kampuchea’s rise to power, inhumane politics, and violent overturn, as well…

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How a Massacre of Nearly 300 in Syria Was Revealed

In this article in New/Lines Magazine, published on April 27 2022, Uğur Ümit Üngör and Annsar Shahhoud discuss how they conducted undercover research and tricked Assad intelligence officers into confessing to committing a massacre in 2013 of 288 civilians. https://newlinesmag.com/reportage/how-a-massacre-of-nearly-300-in-syria-was-revealed/?fbclid=IwAR0CPgCgz-0LDTM3CSMmR9zKQPWxuwTgZf7VVMb1Yx2lsG-ftqB1gHMsqg8  

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Out now: JPR Issue 4.1!

We are happy to announce the publication of the latest issue of the Journal of Perpetrator Research! This is a rich and varied issue featuring a Roundtable discussion on the theme of populism, authoritarianism, and perpetrator studies, with contributions by Alex Hinton, Luisa Morettin, and Wulf Kansteiner, as well as interviews with Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Valentina Pisanty…

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Membership

Want to be a member of The Perpetrator Studies Network? Just send a short bio and your contact information to Susanne Knittel.

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Journal of Perpetrator Research

The Journal of Perpetrator Research is looking to fill a number of positions (section editors, book review editors, book reviewers, production and administration). Click here for more information.

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